The Ancient Gatehouse Hotel

Self Rated: 3.0 out of 5
20 Sadler Street, Wells, BA5 2SE, United Kingdom
3.5 out of 5 rating 258 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5

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Property Details

Property Location

When you stay at The Ancient Gatehouse Hotel in Wells, you'll be connected to a shopping center, within a 15-minute drive of Wookey Hole and Glastonbury Tor. This guesthouse is 11 mi (17.6 km) from Cheddar Gorge and 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Wells Bishop's Palace.


Stay in one of 9 guestrooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wired Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.


Take in the views from a terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access.


Satisfy your appetite for lunch or dinner at Rugantino, a restaurant which specializes in Italian cuisine, or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary full breakfast is served on weekdays from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM and on weekends from 8 AM to 9:30 AM.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Wells & Mendip Museum - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Wells Cathedral - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Vicar's Close - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Ebbor Gorge - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Wells Bishop's Palace - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Wookey Hole - 3.3 km / 2.1 mi
Kilver Court - 9.8 km / 6.1 mi
Rural Life Museum - 9.9 km / 6.1 mi
St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses - 9.9 km / 6.2 mi
Glastonbury Abbey - 10.1 km / 6.3 mi
Chalice Well - 10.2 km / 6.4 mi
Glastonbury Tor - 10.9 km / 6.7 mi
The Shoe Museum - 12.1 km / 7.5 mi
Greenbank Pool - 12.2 km / 7.6 mi
Clarks Village - 12.4 km / 7.7 mi

The preferred airport for The Ancient Gatehouse Hotel is Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.) - 29.4 km / 18.3 mi

Check-in time starts at 2pm. Check-out time is 11am.
Property Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.
There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property at least 24 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. Please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Important Information

Please note, there is important information about this property to know before you arrive.

  • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-in fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • -Free WiFi
  • -Smoke-free property
  • -Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • -Bar/lounge
  • -Free breakfast
  • -Multilingual staff
  • -Terrace
  • -Tours/ticket assistance
  • -Front desk (limited hours)
  • -Newspapers in lobby (surcharge)
  • -Total number of rooms - 9
  • -Number of floors - 2
  • -Number of buildings/towers - 0
  • -Year Built - 1473
  • -Restaurant
  • -Luggage storage
  • -Garden